West Brom v Tottenham preview: Darren Moore targets another win
Last Updated: 06/05/18 7:35am
West Brom continue their unlikely survival bid when they host Tottenham in the Premier League on Saturday.
The Baggies have taken eight points from their last four games under caretaker manager Darren Moore to prolong their stay in the top flight.
However, they will be relegated if they fail to beat Tottenham, and will go down regardless if Swansea pick up three points at Bournemouth, or if Southampton win at Everton.
Moore, who has been nominated for the Premier League Manager of the Month award for April, insisted he is not thinking about possible relegation.
"What we are just doing here is focusing on the next game, anything else happening outside of that, you guys will comment on it," he said.
"We can't manage that, but what we are doing is managing at West Brom. We have shown good form lately and we are just trying to continue that. We are just focused on trying to get good performances which will hopefully equal a good result."
Spurs have stuttered lately with just one win from their last four games in all competitions.
However, they could make sure of a top-four spot if they beat West Brom and Chelsea fail to beat Liverpool on Sunday, live on Sky Sports.
West Brom could name an unchanged side. Striker Daniel Sturridge is fit but could start on the bench while midfielder James Morrison (Achilles) will not be risked.
Tottenham will assess Mousa Dembele after he limped out of Monday's 2-0 win over Watford with an ankle injury.
Harry Winks is still missing with an ankle problem of his own, but boss Mauricio Pochettino has no other concerns.
West Brom have won just one of their last 16 Premier League meetings with Spurs (D9 L6), a 1-0 win at White Hart Lane in September 2014.
West Brom's only two home Premier League wins over Spurs have been in seasons in which they have been relegated (2005-06 and 2008-09).
Tottenham have scored in each of their last 23 Premier League games - the longest current run in the division, and the club's longest such run in the competition.
Spurs have alternated between winning and not winning in their last seven final away matches of a Premier League campaign (W4 D1 L2), beating Hull 7-1 last season.
Darren Moore has already won more Premier League games in four matches (2) than Alan Pardew did in 18 in charge of the Baggies (1), though both victories have been away from home.
Harry Kane has scored seven goals in his six Premier League appearances against West Brom, including three in three at The Hawthorns.
Charlie Nicholas' prediction
I just think that Darren Moore has put himself in the frame for this job. There's a desire there and for the players there is guilt and embarrassment there. If I glanced at the side and saw him shouting at me I'd certainly look more enthusiastic.
Tottenham, on the other hand, look leggy and Harry Kane seems as if he's suffering a bit at the moment and needs to clear his head.
Charlie predicts: 1-1 (7/1 with Sky Bet)